pan and scan


noun

a technique for changing the aspect ratio of a wide-screen film, usually by selecting the significant section of each film frame and cropping the sides, so that it can be transmitted in 4:3 aspect ratio.

Nearby words

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Related formspan-and-scan, adjective

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